National Writers Union of Ukraine hosts the book launch by Leyla Aliyeva
The National Writers Union of Ukraine hosted the book launch of “Свiт тане, як сон” (The World Dissolves like a Dream) by Leyla Aliyeva, a young talented Azerbaijani poet.
In his opening remarks, Mikhail Sidorjevski, a prominent writer, Chairman of the National Writers Union of Ukraine, spoke about the high level of organization of Ukrainian-Azerbaijani literary ties in recent years, successful projects implemented by the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC) on Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Literary Exchanges, and stressed the importance of the book by Leyla Aliyeva presented to the Ukrainian readers. “This elegantly designed book, published by the Ukrainian publishing house Yaroslavov Val, has evoked interest and has been praised by the Ukrainian literary community. This project of the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre is a new contribution to the development of intercultural dialogue between the two friendly countries,” said the Chairman.
Then, Svitlana Koronenko, a poet and Director of the “Yaroslavov Val” Publishing House, Larysa Khorolets, People's Artist of Ukraine, the first Minister of Culture of Independent Ukraine, Yulia Berezhko-Kaminska, a poet, Secretary of the National Writers Union of Ukraine on Youth Affairs, Lyudmila Dyadchenko, a poet and translator, spoke about the deep philosophical undertones and originality of the author’s poems.
Lesia Mudrak, the author of the Ukrainian translation, a writer, and public figure, spoke about the artistic merits of the poet’s poetry, her original style, the high spiritual pleasure, that she experienced during the translation process, and the essence of the poet's love for her motherland and people.
Dmitry Chistyak, a well-known Ukrainian poet, translator, Deputy Chairman of the Kyiv Writers Union spoke about the AzSTC’s broad cooperation with foreign countries, its contribution to the development of this sector, and read excerpts from the book ‘Свiт тане, як сон.’
In the artistic part of the event, a literary composition on Leyla Aliyeva’s verses, prepared by students of the National Academy of Culture and Arts of Ukraine, was introduced, Kateryna Lyubchik, a famous Ukrainian musician, played the Azerbaijani folk song ‘Sari gelin’ on the musical instrument bandura.
In conclusion, Mikhail Sidorjevski, Chairman of the National Writers Union of Ukraine, Lesia Mudrak, the Ukrainian translator, Svitlana Koronenko, Director of the “Yaroslavov Val” Publishing House, Larysa Khorolets, People's Artist of Ukraine, and Maryna Honcharuk, the Centre’s special representative in Ukraine, were awarded with the AzSTC’s Honorary Diploma for their valuable contribution to the establishing of literary ties between Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
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